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Report: Technology firms pack economic punch in San Diego

Tech companies have cut jobs, but average wages remain high for those still working

Mike Freeman, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

Monday, October 17, 2011

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Using state Employment Development Department data, National University economists charted the number of technology firms, their employment and their payrolls over the past 20 years. The results show that while technology companies made up only 6.2 percent of the region’s businesses in 2010, they generated 20.8 percent of the region’s payroll.